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Feb. 4, 2007

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State wrestling team defeated No. 10 Northwestern, 18-16, Sunday at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio. The Buckeyes’ record improved to 8-4 overall and 4-1 in the Big Ten Conference. This is the third-consecutive match in which the Scarlet and Gray has topped a ranked opponent and fourth time this season. Northwestern stands at 11-7 overall and 1-4 in the league.

The match came down to the final bout at 141 pounds with the Buckeyes trailing the Wildcats, 16-15. J Jaggers (So., Northfield, Ohio/St. Peter Chanel), who now is 13-4 on the season was able to garner the 7-5 decision over James Kohlberg to give Ohio State the win.

Another crucial win for OSU came at 197 pounds when No. 7 J.D. Bergman (Jr., Oak Harbor, Ohio/Oak Harbor) upset second-ranked Mike Tamillow, 4-2. The win put the Buckeyes on top 12-10 after six matches. However, Northwestern won the next two bouts at 285 and 125 pounds. No. 4 Dustin Fox beat Corey Morrison (So., Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights), 6-1, and Brandon Precin defeated Will Livingston (Fr., Stillwater, N.J./Kittatinny Regional), 5-0. Down 16-12, T.J. Enright (Jr., Galloway, Ohio/Westland) pulled Ohio State within one after posting a 7-2 decision against Eric Metzler to set up the final and deciding match at 141 pounds. St. Edward graduate Lance Palmer (Fr., Lakewood, Ohio) and Jason Johnstone (So., Massillon, Ohio/Perry) helped the Buckeyes take an early 9-0 lead when Palmer recorded an 8-1 decision over Marty Gould at 149 pounds and Johnstone dropped Dominic Marella in 58 seconds at 157 pounds.

Fellow St. Edward alum and 16th-ranked Chris Vondruska (Sr., Lakewood, Ohio) lost a close 4-2 match to Greg Hagel at 165 pounds and third-ranked Mike Pucillo (Fr., Cuyahoga, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) lost his first bout of the year to No. 1 Jake Herbert, 11-5.

Ohio State will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., to face No. 21 Michigan Feb. 11 for a 2 p.m. match.

Ohio State 18, No. 10 Northwestern 16 OSU NU 149 – No. 16 Lance Palmer (OSU) dec. Marty Gould (NU), 8-1 3 0 157 – Jason Johnstone (OSU) pinned Dominic Marella (NU), :58 9 0 165 – Greg Hagel (NU) dec. No. 16 Chris Vondruska (OSU), 4-2 9 3 174 – No. 15 Nick Hayes (NU) mdec. Wes Bergman (OSU), 8-0 9 7 184 – No. 1 Jake Herbert dec. No. 3 Mike Pucillo (OSU), 11-5 9 10 197 – No. 7 J.D. Bergman (OSU) dec. No. 2 Mike Tamillow (NU), 4-2 12 10 285 – No. 4 Dustin Fox (NU) dec. Corey Morrison (OSU), 6-1 12 13 125 – Brandon Precin (NU) dec. Will Livingston (OSU), 5-0 12 16 133 – T.J. Enright (OSU) dec. Eric Metzler (NU), 7-2 15 16 141 – J Jaggers (OSU) dec. James Kohlberg (NU), 7-5 18 16